Alister Flint – Alter Nativis [SLNT027]

Alter Nativis speaks of alternative worlds, other origins. Such as our inner and oneiric realms as well as worlds million kilometers away. But maybe most important, it is a gathering of musical snapshots, taken at random times, through various windows, while looking loop at some of these alternatives.

  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. A Giant Blue And A Red Dwarf (part1) [05:55]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Alter Nativis [05:19]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Angels Don’t Bake Cookies [04:36]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Down To Nothing [04:14]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. Face On Mars [05:19]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 6. Le Garcon Qui Ne Revait Plus [03:04]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 7. Marshmallows [07:44]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 8. Mortelle Savana [06:24]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 9. What Makes Us Human [07:08]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 10. Sans Se Retourner [03:21]

29 Sep 2011
Bought his first "synth" in the mid-90s, a Yamaha PSR500, which was more an arranger rather than really a synthetiser, Alister stepped into the world of eletronic music after having been heavily influenced by key albums such as Tangerine Dream's Stratosfear or Rubycon , as well as having performed as a techno DJ in free parties in southern France. Late 90s, he bought his first computer equiped with a 16bit soundcard and started to track his first electronic tunes on Fast Tracker, which is more like programming rather than any real play, using all kinds of codes to iunput notes, effects and such. But most of his production at time was techno / trance oriented. Shortly after 2000, the release of a revolutionary daw, Reason, opened a much wider scope of genres and styles, and he started to produce more downtempo, chilled out, groove-based pieces. And it was also the birth of his very humble home studio, with a Yamaha P-80 piano, and a semi-pro Creamware soundcard. With the additions of congas, derbekehh, and more recently, Korg nanoSeries as portable studio, he started to produce and performe live some experimental and ambient pieces. He has done a few collaborations with musicians such as C. Vaisvil in various genres, and opened to all kinds of genres, and artforms, with an expanding interest for microtonal music.